Health and Treatment Strategies in Obesity

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Varsha Vaidya
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2006 - Medical - 97 pages
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Obesity has been predicted to become the number one health problem worldwide in the next decade. Important progress has been made to discover the causes of obesity. In this volume, recent advances in the etiology of obesity, including its pathophysiology and the current nutritional treatment of obesity as well as medications used to treat obesity, are reviewed. Special attention is given to bariatric surgery. This surgical option for the treatment of obesity including reconstructive surgery associated with massive weight loss is discussed in detail. Several nutritional strategies and diets are.
 

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Contents

Current Nutritional Treatments of Obesity
24
Pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity
42
Bariatric Surgery
53
Body Contouring following Massive Weight Loss Resulting
61
Psychosocial Aspects of Obesity
73
Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Binge Eating Disorder
86
Subject Index
94
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